Lenovo's new line of Go accessories includes a unique Wireless Charging Kit that lets you charge your laptop by placing it on a mat. However, you'll still need a USB Type-C connection.
Using a charging strip connected via USB-C and a wireless charging mat, Lenovo's new accessory (opens in new tab) can wirelessly charge 13-inch laptops and 14-inch laptops with up to 65W of power. To make it work, the company used Power-by-Contact (PbC) technology from wireless charging company Energysquare.
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The Wireless Charging Kit is comprised of a brushed nickel charging pad and a wireless charging strip with two pogo pins on the bottom. The rubber charging strip is placed at the bottom of a laptop then connected to one of its USB-C ports.
Once attached, the laptop can be placed on the charging mat, which needs to be plugged into a 45W to 65W charger. Once the two pins connect to the mat, the laptop will charge away. This means users won't have to plug in a charging cable every time the laptop needs some juice.
In the announcement (opens in new tab), Lenovo states the charging kit will be available sometime in October and will be priced at €139 (around $166). Not only does the kit charge your laptop but it elevates the notebook at an angle for a more comfortable work setup and better airflow.
With the Wireless Charging Kit taking up a USB-C slot, those looking to invest in Lenovo's new tech will want to check out the best laptop docking stations and best USB-C hubs for the extra ports.